Alienation - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˌeɪliəˈneɪʃn|  American pronunciation of the word alienation
Brit.  |eɪlɪəˈneɪʃ(ə)n|  British pronunciation of the word alienation

noun

- the feeling of being alienated from other people (syn: disaffection, estrangement)
- separation resulting from hostility (syn: estrangement)
- (law) the voluntary and absolute transfer of title and possession of real property from one person to another

the power of alienation is an essential ingredient of ownership

- the action of alienating; the action of causing to become unfriendly

Examples

...after years of alienation from her family, she became reconciled with them when her father fell ill...

The estate was wasted during its alienation.

He had fallen into a state of mental alienation.

Unemployment may provoke a sense of alienation from society.

The sense of alienation felt by many black people in our culture.

the power of alienation is an essential ingredient of ownership

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